System and method employing an agile network protocol for secure communications using secure domain names

CAFC
  • US 8,850,009 B2
  • Filed: 06/06/2013
  • Issued: 09/30/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A network device, comprising:

  • a storage device storing an application program for a secure communications service; and

    at least one processor configured to execute the application program for the secure communications service so as to enable the network device to;

    send a domain name service (DNS) request to look up a network address of a second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device;

    receive, following interception of the DNS request and a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service;

    (1) an indication that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, (2) the requested network address of the second network device, and (3) provisioning information for an encrypted communication link;

    connect to the second network device over the encrypted communication link, using the received network address of the second network device and the provisioning information for the encrypted communication link; and

    communicate data with the second network device using the secure communications service via the encrypted communication link,the network device being a device at which a user uses the secure communications service to access the encrypted communication link.

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